Monday, 28 September 2015

Let's Get Krafty

Hi everyone, my DT duties seem to come like buses - nothing for 6 months then one hard on the heals of the other!  This time its my Ooh La La DT hat I'm wearing as I tell you about my latest challenge there, which is...

Let's Get Krafty

And by that I mean use kraft card somewhere on your project. Below you will see my effort, with kraft tags, border trim, 40 and tags - along with it as the mount.

My image and papers today come from The Shawn Jenkins collection - one of the older Ooh La La Cd's, but it's still available to buy here.

Crafting for All Seasons - Layering it up
Paper Shelter - Birthday Card with a sentiment - sentiment tags
Cute Card Thursday - Things with wings - all those butterflies
Crazy 4 Challenges - Blue Jx

Monday, 21 September 2015

Good Luck

What's this??? A card and it's not DT work!!! Unheard of this year I know as there has been a lot going on in my little life, but I wanted to make a card for my son's girlfriend who is just starting University and I wanted to wish her all the best.  Like me, she loves her cat, so this All Dressed Up image seemed perfect for the job.

So, my card again uses that amazing stepper template, a sheet of Ooh La La printed paper and LOTV tags.  Colouring is by Promarker & the letters are Doodlebug.

All Dressed Up - Challenge 41 -Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything Goes
Cute as a Button - Anything Goes
The East Wind - For Little Ones
Crafting For All Seasons - Layer it Up
Creative Moments - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Paper Shelter - A card with many folds
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy

All the best Christy, I hope you enjoy your course and living in Aberdeen as much as Colin does.  Jx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Good Luck Colin

Good News & Bad News...

We'll start with the good!  Colin has landed a part time job at Apple and starts training today, a job that I so know he's going to love!

But that brings me onto the means he won't have nearly as much free time at Uni this year so he won't be popping home nearly so often. So going to miss him as he's been such a help these past few months whilst on holiday.  (Won't miss his washing and mess quite so much, but sadly I will actually miss that too!)

So onto the card - well I couldn't have Colin starting a new job without wishing him all the best could I?

Firstly, I found this lovely apple image from by doing a Google search - couldn't really think of anything else to put on the front!

Next I found a sketch - thought this weeks one at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 looked the business then finally papers - went for my old MME Lost and Found pad which has been lost and now found at the back of a drawer!

Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Celebration - New Job
Crafty Catz - Special Occasions - New Job
SSW2 - Sketch

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hats & Scarves

Morning all

Today I'm hosting the challenge over at MAWTT and I have chosen

Hats & Scarves

as the current theme to run for the next two weeks, hope you all approve?

So for my card, I'm using a new stamp that I bought from Hazel when she was having a clearout!  Isn't it a beauty - and so up my street with that gorgeous cheeky cat!  So I've gone with Autumn colours and LOTV papers and this is what I've come up with, with lots of layers and ribbons to complete my card.

Creative Card Crew - Fall
Papertake Weekly - Animal magic - Well it had to be a cat didn't it!
Tuesday Throwdown - For a child
Our Crafty Corner - Autumn Colour
Penny Black & More - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensation - Sew special - Faux stitching
Crafty Catz - Autumn Colours
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - All the trimmings
I Love Promarkers - Autumn

Just won at The Ribbon Girls Challenge - thanks guys!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Ribbons & Bows

I so love this image, it's of an Agapanthus and it's off the Paula Oakley CD.  I've used it before when I just pulled on the blue and purple shades, but this time I've included a green mat and I'm really pleased with the end result!

My card is for this fortnight's challenge at Ooh La La.  The theme was chosen by and she went with;

Ribbons & Bows

and again, I've done an insert - off the CD - just print & fold and trim.

Everything used on the card is off the super Paula Oakley CD except for the ribbon and tags.

Crafty Ribbons - Happy Birthday with ribbon
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Crafty Girl Creations - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Birthdays
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Fancy & Feminine Jx

Monday, 31 August 2015

Signs of Autumn

31st August already and two Birthdays that I know of today, my Mam's and a past work friend, so Happy Birthday Mam and Noreen, Jx

It's also the start of a new challenge over at Ooh La La, where Pauline has gone with the seasonal theme of...

Signs of Autumn

Now there are lots of Autumn images out there and for me I went down the Harvest route and thought a nice crop of apples turned into a yummy apple pie fitted the bill nicely.

So for my card, I pulled my image and papers from the Shawn Jenkins Collection and simply added ribbon and a sentiment.

Crafty Gal's Corner - Lots of Layers
Fab n Funky - Things with wings - butterflies
The Paper Shelter - Come fly with me
Crafty Ribbons - Butterflies and/or birds
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use a sentiment
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

As for Autumn activities - well that's the annual hedge trim done again!  Huge thanks to Colin for assisting with the chain saw and reducing the overall height again - hopefully that won't need done again...EVER!

Monday, 17 August 2015

One For The Boys

Today's challenge over at Ooh La La is hosted by Michelle and she has chosen

One for the Boys
as the current theme.

So for me, I headed back to my Paula Oakley CD and chose this lovely farm scene for the focal point on my card.  Matching papers are also from the CD.

Looking at the image, I think it could well be painted this time of year. Clearly the image was not painted this year though as we have yet to see a blue sky!!! lol!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - The great outdoors
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Snow in Summer

It seems like ages since I've done a MAWTT blog post - that's cause it has been ages, and it will be ages again cause we are still running on monthly challenges.

Today's challenge was set by Hazel before she left the team, but with a bit of luck she will join us as we follow the theme,

Snow in Summer

& I can honestly say that although we haven't had snow this Summer, it has been the coldest, wettest summer I can remember in a long time!  So heaven help us when we reach Winter!

Anyway, back to my card and just for a change, I've gone Bugaboo!  Papers are LOTV and the card is finished off with pearls & a ribbon.

So I haven't gone too snowy with this one, just a layer on the branch and some snowflake papers, but it's up to you whether you go for an all out blizzard or just a smidge!

Winter Wonderland - Songs - "When the Red Red Robin comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along!"
As You Like It - Fur or Feathers - Any other time of year it has to be fur (Cats) but at Christmas Mr Robin steals the show!
Holly Jolly Christmas - Feathered Friends
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon & Pearls
The Ribbon Girls - Just add ribbon Jx